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Prairie Path Park in Downtown Glen Ellyn Gets New Look

An illustrated story unfolds along the 20 stations of the new StoryWalk ® recently installed in Prairie Path Park in downtown Glen Ellyn by the Glen Ellyn Public Library. The installation is part of a joint park renovation project by the library, the Glen Ellyn Park District and the village, partially funded by the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn. By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Prairie Path Park in downtown Glen Ellyn is blooming in more ways than one. The park, located adjacent to the Illinois Prairie Path just south of the railroad tracks, is enjoying a sort of renaissance courtesy of a joint effort by several public and nonprofit agencies. The Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn is partnering with

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Congratulations Laurie Gornik!

Dawn Bussey, Library Director, Laurie Gornik, Award Recipient, and Carrie Jefferies, Circulation Department Director By: Dawn Bussey, Library Director

Laurie Gornik began her work at the old Glen Ellyn Library, which now houses District 87 offices, in the Adult Services Department until she decided to stay home with her growing family. She returned to work in the Circulation Department in a part-time capacity in October of 2002 and became a full-time employee in April

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Readers’ Advisory Corner

Stacks of books waiting for book club members to pick them up. By: Alex Herzberg, Readers’ Advisory Librarian

Are you interested in starting a book club? Maybe you’re already in one but aren’t sure what to read next. The Glen Ellyn Public Library serves over 60 private book clubs in Glen Ellyn, and with advance notice, we can provide your group with books (including audiobooks) and discussion toolkits to help inspire great discussions!

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  • Meet the Artist: Dalia Abdelaziz's Young Artists
    When: Sunday, June 04, 2017 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Stop by the library for a meet-and-greet honoring Dalia Abdelaziz's young artists. Learn more and sneak a peek of the exhibit at gepl.org/meet-the-artist.
  • Ice Cream Social
    When: Monday, June 05, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Celebrate the beginning of the library's summer reading program with an ice cream sundae, ice pop or fresh fruit at the 11th Annual Ice Cream Social. 

    Join the fun at 7:15 pm on the 2nd floor of the library where kids and adults will be wowed as various objects fly through the air during Jason Kollum’s Comedy Variety Juggling & Balancing Show.
  • Book Chat: New Releases for Summer 2017
    When: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    Readers Advisory Librarian Alex Herzberg will share his industry knowledge on new and noteworthy titles coming this summer.
  • 3D Printing Open Lab
    When: Thursday, June 08, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about 3D printing at this all-ages open lab and then work to create your own project. Use of 3D software is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects will be available for pick up at a later date.
  • Virtual Reaility Showcase
    When: Saturday, June 10, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Enter the revolutionary world of 3D gaming. Experience impossible scenarios, immerse yourself in your favorite game, or visit a new country. Sign up to try Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in 15-minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Parent signature required on Virtual Reality Waiver for 18 and under. Waivers available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk or gepl.org/waivers.
  • GEPL Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    Visit gepl.org/book-discussions for information on Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders. Copies of the book title are available near the 2nd Floor Information Desk.